UF/IFAS
Extension Hillsborough County

Home » UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County » Category: Home Landscapes

Category: Home Landscapes

It’s Lubber Grasshopper Season!

Avatar photo
April 1, 2024

Eastern lubber grasshoppers are very interesting because in the early part of their lifecycle when they are nymphs, their colors are black with a red or yellow stripe, whereas adults are yellow with patterns of red and black. They can do significant ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Florida-friendly Landscaping, Grasshopper, Hillsborough, Insect, Landscape, Pest, Tampa
phyla nodiflora, matchweed, Frogfruit

Exploring Alternatives to Turfgrass for Your Landscape

Avatar photo
March 21, 2024

  Are you considering replacing your traditional turfgrass for reasons beyond just foot traffic, such as water conservation, low maintenance, or simply seeking a more environmentally friendly option? If so, you're not alone! In this article, ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Discovery Garden, Florida-friendly Landscaping, Groundcovers, Hillsborough County, Uf/ifas Extension

Vegetable Gardening in Central Florida

Avatar photo
February 16, 2024

For a deep dive into Vegetable Gardening in Central Florida, watch our YouTube of the webinar recording. If you are getting started with growing your own vegetables in Florida, choose a site that is full sun with access to water. Gardens ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Central Florida, Florida, Florida-friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Hillsborough County, Tampa, Tsilvasy, Vegetable

Winter Pruning Maintenance: Tips for a Healthy Landscape

Avatar photo
February 8, 2024

The Importance of Winter Pruning: Welcome to the end months of winter, where the chill in the air signals not only a change in the weather but also a crucial time for winter maintenance in your landscape. One of the key practices for ensuring ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Aborist, BMPs, Crapemurder, Crapemyrtle, FFL, IFAS, ISA, Landscaping, Pruning, Winter

Free Gardening talks at Tampa GreenFest

Avatar photo
January 30, 2024

Come visit our UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County table at Tampa GreenFest and learn from Master Gardeners in our free gardening talks. GreenFest will be held on March 9 & 10, 2024 from 9am – 4pm, rain or shine! GreenFest will be ... READ MORE

Category: , Conservation, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Classes, Events, Free, Garden Festival, Gardening, Greenfest, Hillsborough, Plant Sale, Tampa, Tampa Bay, Tsilvasy

Florida Arbor Day 2024 – Tips for Tree Planting

Avatar photo
January 22, 2024

Arbor Day was established to celebrate trees and their beneficial ecosystem services they provide for humans and our environment. Florida Arbor Day is on January 19, 2024, as cooler months are the best time to plant trees, although trees can ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Arbor Day, Florida, Silvasy, Tree Planting

Senna ligustrina: a Native and Host plant for Sulphur Butterflies

Avatar photo
January 14, 2024

Senna ligustrina, or privet senna, is an easy to grow Florida native plant. It is a nectar plant for pollinators and a larval host plant for species of sulphur butterflies. This is a perennial that lives for several years and produces beautiful ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Butterfly, Florida Native, Hillsborough County, Privet Senna, Senna Ligustrina, Sulphur Butterfly, Tampa, Tsilvasy

Hillsborough County Extension Partners with Tampa Family Health Centers to Provide Planter Pots

Avatar photo
November 29, 2023

The Planter Pot Giveaway at the Tampa Family Health Center (TFHC) was a huge success! We provided a total of 90 low-income households with pots, soil and seeds to improve their food security and health. The planter pot kits were provided through ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Florida Friendly, Gardening, Hillsborough County, Horticulture, Master Gardener Volunteer, Plants, Tampa, Tsilvasy, Vegetable Gardening

Subscribe For More Great Content

IFAS Blogs Categories